A big thank you to Clutag Press for the prompt dispatch of A Shiver, a collection of nine new poems by Seamus Heaney, and to the Post Office without whose excellent service my order wouldn’t have made it in time to be included in the allocation. I’ve probably used up all my luck in the process.. but it’s worth it. Whoo-hoo!

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